Goutam Ghose directed ‘Raahgir’ continues its glorious festival rounds while the latest honour being the opening film of the Indo German Film Week at Berlin. The hard-hitting social drama opened the prestigious film festival on Thursday receiving appreciation from all corners.
The film had recently bagged four awards at the prestigious Washington DC South Asian Film Festival. The critically acclaimed film won awards in the categories of the best feature film, best director for Gautam Ghose, best female actor for Tillotama Shome and the best male actor for Adil Hussain.
Earlier in June this year ‘Raahgir’ had bagged two awards at the prestigious UK Asian Film Festival. While Gautam won the best director award and Tillotama grabbed the best female actor award.
The film starring Adil, Tillotama and Neeraj Kabi in the lead revolves around three strangers – Nathuni (Tillotama), Lakhua (Adil) and Chopatlal (Kabi) – who cross each other’s path accidentally on a journey and develop a strong bond.
The story showcases how Indian reality differs in the cities and in a poor tribal village. It’s a poignant story of humanity that is still alive among the poorest of the poor. ‘Raahgir’ celebrates empathy and humanity despite a struggle for survival. It deals with a story of India’s impoverished people who live in the forests and can hardly make ends meet. They have limited dreams and desires. Their biggest concern is trying to gather the day’s food. The film also celebrates the fact that despite the daily struggle for survival, the elements of humanity are still alive in these people.